Bell Witch European Pre-sale

Folks in Europe can now pre-order the black version of Bell Witch’s Longing from Burning World/Roadburn Records and save money over the new stupid USPS shipping rates. Pre-order here.

Everyone else can order both the black and limited red vinyl version of the Longing DLP from The Flenser here in the US here.

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Grayceon – Pearl and the End of Days is now shipping!

Grayceon’s new album has started to ship directly from the Flenser! You can order copies in The Flenser store now!

You can stream and download the entire album ont The Flenser bandcamp

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Grayceon Track posted on Invisible oranges / brooklyn vegan

Invisible Oranges/BV has posted the side-B track from Grayceon’s upcoming release Pearl and the End of Days.

Check it out here.

You can pre-order copies of Pearl and the End of Days in The Flenser store. Orders will begin to ship this week thank you for your support!

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Bell Witch DLP Pre-Sale

You can now pre-order Longing by Bell Witch on double vinyl.

Bell Witch is a minimalist doom duo from Seattle comprised of drummer Adrian Guerra and bassist Dylan Desmond (of Samothrace fame). Uniquely sorrowful, Bell Witch is as much akin to Skepticism as they are to Codeine. Longing is an hour and 10 minutes of doomed desolation, sadness, and sorrow. Originally released on CD and digital formats by Profound Lore Records, Longing was one of the most important doom albums of 2012 featured on numerous year end lists.

Longing will be released as a gatefold double album with thick, old-style case wrapped jackets and comes with a gatefold insert. Comes on both black vinyl and limited red vinyl. Red vinyl is limited to 300 copies. This should ship in March but delays are always possible.

Pre-Order

You can view new artwork created specifically for the vinyl version of this release by artist Bryan Proteau below.


eBay:

We have opened an eBay account to raise money for the horde of approaching releases. Deafheaven / Bosse-de-Nage, Lycus, Coffinworm test presss are up now as well as a few out of print items with more coming soon. Check it out here.

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Botanist & Grayceon pre-sales

You can pre-order both the new Botanist CD – IV: Mandragora, and the new Grayceon – LP: Pearl and the End of Days from The Flenser store.

Botanist – IV: Mandragora

Botanist, the unconventional one-man black metal band featuring vocals, drums, and hammered dulcimer instrumentation, is gearing up to release its fourth album, IV: Mandragora, on February 19th from experimental metal label The Flenser. Combining lyrical creativity and musical ingenuity, IV: Mandragora is a concept record on the alchemical creation of a mandrake, and how The Botanist is instructed on raising an army of mandrakes to wipe out humanity. The songs of Botanist are told from the perspective of The Botanist, a crazed man of science who lives in self-imposed exile, as far away from Humanity and its crimes against Nature as possible. In his sanctuary of fantasy and wonder, which he calls the Verdant Realm, he surrounds himself with plants and flowers, finding solace in the company of the Natural world, and envisioning the destruction of man. There, seated upon his throne of Veltheimia, The Botanist awaits the day when humans will either die or kill each other off, which will allow plants to make the Earth green once again.

Check out the exclusive premiere of Botanist’s “Mandrake Legion (Mandagora V)” over at Pitchfork.

Listen here

CD can be pre-ordered now. Shipping mid-February. Vinyl will come later.

Pre-order CD


Grayceon – Pearl and the End of Days LP

Pearl and The End of Days is a 30-minute album composed of two sprawling epics that bend the concentration closer toward Grayceon’s rockier roots. Cellist Jackie Perez Gratz comments, “We wrote these songs over the course of the past two years, on the tails of the release of our third full-length, All We Destroy, and a time during which I was pregnant for nine months and my daughter was born. All three of us went into a collective hibernation where we weren’t playing out much and didn’t have any big album plans.” She continues, “Lack of specific goals and immediate expectations gave us the freedom to penetrate a newfound energy in our music. These two new songs, ‘Pearl’ and ‘The End of Days’, are the expression of that energy: more rock based, overall faster tempos, and a lighter heart lyrically. The EP embodies Grayceon’s musical style and challenges, but the songs, while taking on a different mood than previous material, still allow plenty of opportunity for head banging.”

You can hear a the first side of Pearl and the End of Days over at Alarm Magazine.

Listen here

Available in black vinyl and limited Lime Green vinyl. Shipping mid-February.

Pre-order vinyl


Upcoming release:

Bell Witch – Longing – DLP (at press)
Bosse-de-Nage – iii – DLP (FINALLY almost ready)
Trees – Sickness-In – LP
Vestiges/Panopticon – Split – Gatefold LP


Bosse-de-Nage – iii – DLP UPDATE

We have just gotten word from the press that they think they have fixed the pressing issue that has greatly delayed this release. We are hoping to ship this by late January to early February. Thank you for your wating. NO COMPROMISES!

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Botanist Track Posting!

Check out the exclusive premiere of Botanist’s “Mandrake Legion (Mandagora V)” over at Pitchfork. Listen here!

A Botanist feature will can also be read on Metalsucks here.

Botanist, the unconventional one-man black metal band featuring vocals, drums, and hammered dulcimer instrumentation, is gearing up to release its fourth album, IV: Mandragora, on February 19th from experimental metal label The Flenser. Combining lyrical creativity and musical ingenuity, IV: Mandragora is a concept record on the alchemical creation of a mandrake, and how The Botanist is instructed on raising an army of mandrakes to wipe out humanity. The songs of Botanist are told from the perspective of The Botanist, a crazed man of science who lives in self-imposed exile, as far away from Humanity and its crimes against Nature as possible. In his sanctuary of fantasy and wonder, which he calls the Verdant Realm, he surrounds himself with plants and flowers, finding solace in the company of the Natural world, and envisioning the destruction of man. There, seated upon his throne of Veltheimia, The Botanist awaits the day when humans will either die or kill each other off, which will allow plants to make the Earth green once again.

Pre-order CD version here.

Vinyl version will come later.

“…simply put, there are no other musicians like Botanist.”Willamette Week

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Trees – Sickness In

Trees – In Sickness LP

The Flenser will be releasing the vinyl edition of Sickness In by Portland’s doom-drone masters Trees. This will be a split release with Germany’s VENDETTA records and is going to be fairly limited. Pre-sale info will be posted soon

You can stream and by the CD version of Sickness In on Crucual Blast’s bandcamp.

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Grayceon Track Posted!


San Francisco’s Grayceon are gearing up for the release of their new two-song album, Pearl and The End Of Days, on February 12th. Today, the band is excited to unveil the first track, “Pearl”, on Alarm-Magazine.com.

Listen to Pearl here here.

Pre-order the vinyl of Grayceon “Pearl and the End of Days” here

Recorded with Jack Shirley at Atomic Garden Studios in the Bay Area in the Fall of 2012, Pearl and The End Of Days is up for pre-order now at Store.theFlenser.com and available on digital and vinyl formats. Check out videos of Grayceon in the studio now on their Youtube page as well.

Over the course of seven years and three proper full-lengths, Grayceon, comprised of one guitar (Max Doyle), one cello (Jackie Perez Gratz, who, along with her cello, has appeared on albums from bands like Om, Agalloch, Cattle Decapitation, Giant Squid, Amber Asylum and more), and one set of drums (Zack Farwell) has managed to tackle the full spectrum of heavy music’s extensive clutch of emotions. Pummeling sludgy metal quickly carves into fiery post-punk that’s knotted within epic experimental rock, and it’s all blanketed with the additional allure of ample use of mellow stretches to fully round out the pattern. Words such as “enterprising,” “unconventional” and “dynamic” have all been utilized in an attempt to encapsulate the band’s overall design, but the absolute consensus remains: Grayceon thrives as a splendid anomaly amongst an ever-increasing sea of peers.

Pearl and The End of Days is a 30-minute album comprised of two sprawling epics that bend the concentration closer toward Grayceon’s rockier roots. Cellist Jackie Perez Gratz commented, “We wrote these songs over the course of the past two years, on the tails of the release of our third full-length, All We Destroy, and a time during which I was pregnant for nine months and my daughter was born. All three of us went into a collective hibernation where we weren’t playing out much and didn’t have any big album plans.” She continued, “Lack of specific goals and immediate expectations gave us the freedom to penetrate a newfound energy in our music. These two new songs, ‘Pearl’ and ‘The End of Days’, are the expression of that energy: more rock based, overall faster tempos, and a lighter heart lyrically. The EP embodies Grayceon’s musical style and challenges, but the songs, while taking on a different mood than previous material, still allow plenty of opportunity for head banging.”

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2013 begins


Bell Witch – Longing DLP

We will be releasing the vinyl edition of Bell Witch’s Longing. This will be a gatefold double LP with new art by Bryan Proteau. Longing was released by Profound Lore at the end of 2011 on CD and digital. Expect this in the next couple of months.

Grayceon – Pearl and End of Days LP

Coming in February. Grayceon first vinyl only release Pearl and the End of Days. Recorded by Jack Shirley and available for pre-order now from The Flenser store. Audio samples will be posted soon.



Botanist – IV: Mandragora LP/CD

Botanist fourth weirdo opus. Shipping mid-February. Tracks will be posted soon. The version CD is available for pre-order now from The Flenser store and vinyl will be released later in 2013.

Vestiges/Panopticon – Split LP

In collaboration with Replenish Records, featuring black metal tyrants Panopticon and Washington D.C.’s
Vestige
You can hear Vestiges side of the split on the bands bandcamp. Panopticon’s side is very raw and feels and has a similar feel to On The Subject of Mortality with more agression. More information will be posted in the next couple of weeks.

Flenser Records is an upcoming split featuring black metal tyrants Panopticon and Washington D.C.’s
Vestiges

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Now Shipping: Deafheaven/Bosse-de-Nage

NOW SHIPPING!
The two best Bay Area minimilast black metal bands are releasing a split EP. Deafheaven contributes a cover of the Mogwai tracks Punk Rock/Cody and Bosse-de-Nage contributes a new song titled “A Mimesis of Purpose.” 12inch vinyl mastered at 45RPM. The split comes on a number of different colors:

Black vinyl
Purple vinyl limited to 200 (sold out)
Translucent Gray limited to 250 copies (in stock!)
Pink Vinyl Limited to 100 copies (7 in stock)
Red Vinyl (Deathwish exclusive)

Order here

We are not completely caught up on pre-orders yet but will be soon. Thank you to everyone that pre-ordered!
The following European distros will be getting copies of the split along with others:

Green Hell (Germany)
Bis Aufs Messer (Germany)
Garden of Exile (Netherlands)
MusicFearSatan (France)

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